Rayman 2 is another Jump-'n'-run game in which the hero Rayman must fight against hostile robots, which destroyed heart of the world, now divided into a thousand lums. It's your task now to collect and rebuild heart again! This version includes the GOG.com release.
Almost everything... * Installation works as expected * Game runs perfectly * Keyboard input (AFTER placing a native "dinput.dll" file in the "C:\Windows\System32" folder in Wine's "C:" drive) *
What does not
There are two problems after installation... * Keyboard input (BEFORE placing a native "dinput.dll" file in the "C:\Windows\System32" folder in Wine's "C:" drive) * Not really something that "doesn't work", but causes problems for the user: an error message may appear on-screen stating that the "Rayman 2" CD is missing from the CD drive, when in actual fact, the CD still remains in the drive. *
What was not tested
Nothing (everything was tested) * Installation tested * Launch of game tested * Playing of game tested * Resolving issues tested *
(When playing this game originally, I had it installed on a 2001 Windows Me (Millennium Edition) pre-installed installation on a Packard Bell OEM desktop computer. Installation under Wine was as good as -- if not better than -- the native Windows Me installation.) Regarding the issue of keyboard input not being recognised: this can be resolved by replacing Wine's original "fake" "dinput.dll" file in its "C:\Windows\System32" folder with a native Windows one. (This can be retrieved from either a native Windows installation with DirectX 6.1 or higher installed from its "C:\Windows\System32" directory. Version 4.05.00 can also be found on the "Rayman 2" CD itself, within the CD's "DIRECTX" directory.) The native DLL file can then replace Wine's included one by copying it to Wine's "C:\Windows\System32" folder and be renamed to "dinput.dll" (all lowercase characters). Launch winecfg and in the "Libraries" tab, select "dinput" from the drop-down and click the "Edit" button. Select "Native (Windows)" as the Load Order and click OK in the dialog box. In my case, I used a Windows Vista "dinput.dll" file, as the one from my "Rayman 2" CD didn't work for me. Regarding the issue of the missing CD, this can supposedly be resolved by using a "no-CD" patch from either UbiSoft's official website or from a third-party vendor. This glitch is also apparent in some Windows installations of the game. In either case, it appears in the level "The Sanctuary of Stone and Fire" and/or later levels. However, the message can be ignored and the game can still be played, as it is still able to render MOST game-play elements. Some elements may be unavailable to the user, making it impossible to clear certain areas without using the patch. (Even so, as an image is put over the game's screen, it is somewhat impossible to play anyway.) As a side note, be sure to disable all keyboard shortcuts and actions regarding the following keys and key combinations: * CTRL (Issues most likely caused regarding the mouse accessibility option "Show position of pointer when Control key is pressed" or similar) * CTRL+SPACE (Issues most likely caused by an "Enable or disable:" shortcut in IBus keyboard preferences) * 0 on the Numeric Keypad * 1 on the Numeric Keypad There may be other key combinations that cause issues with game-play; I'd recommend to post them on the AppDB in your own tests.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Fedora 20 x86_64||Mar 19 2014||1.7.13||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jul 09 2012||1.5.6||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 18 2011||1.3.22||Yes||Yes||Gold||HoppelHase|
|Show||Arch Linux||Apr 03 2011||1.3.17||Yes||Yes||Gold||nomeutente94|
|Current||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 02 2011||1.3.17||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|